Asus ZenFone 5Z Now Available in the US: Price, Specifications and More


Asus Zenfone 5Z, the latest flagship smartphone from the Taiwanese tech giant is now available to purchase in the US. The ZenFone 5Z was first announced back in February at MWC and went on sale in  Europe and the Indian markets. The main highlight of the smartphone is its top-notch specifications including Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, up to 8GB of RAM, 19:9 display, and dual rear cameras at the affordable price. It is the cheapest flagship smartphone that comes loaded with Qualcomm’s flagship 845 processor.

Asus ZenFone 5Z Price and Availability

The latest flagship smartphone from Asus comes with the price tag of $499 (Rs. 30,845 approx.) for the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage variant and is available to purchase  B&H Photo, Asus USA as well as Amazon. However, the phone’s listing on the Asus website and B&H shows “out of stock” status and Amazon has limited quantities available with “more on the way.

Asus ZenFone 5Z specifications

The Asus ZenFone 5Z runs on ZenUI 5.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system. It sports a 6.2” full-HD+ (1080×2246 pixels) 19:9 Super IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 630 GPU. it offers 6GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 2TB via microSD card.

For photography, the Asus ZenFone 5Z comes equipped with a dual rear camera setup with a combination of a 12MP Sony IMX363 primary sensor, with f/1.8 aperture, OIS, and 8MP OmniVision 8856 secondary sensor with f/2.2 aperture, fixed focus, and 120-degree wide-angle lens. There is LED flash support for better lowlight capturing. On the front, it has the same 8MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture, fixed focus, and 120-degree wide-angle lens. The front camera also equipped with facial recognition technology to unlock the device.

The Asus ZenFone 5Z is fuelled by a 3300mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0, ASUS BoostMaster fast charging and AI charging technology. Connectivity options include dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/ 5GHz), Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack, and USB Type-C port with OTG support. Sensors onboard include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, electronic compass, gyroscope, fingerprint sensor, proximity sensor, and RGB sensor. It measures 53×75.6×7.7mm and weighs 165 grams.

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